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  1. greenhood

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    Thinking about getting a mutt to follow me on the trail. Looking for a dog that will be able to log lots of oregon miles and not spend too much time with the vet. Any suggestions?
     

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  2. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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  3. greenhood

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    Seems a little stinky and stupid.
     
  4. JohnE

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    Rescue a pooch from the pound...medium size breeds seem the best trail dogs.
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    brown dog floppy ears
     
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    American Stafford/Pitbull would be my breed of choice.
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Get a retired greyhound if you think you are fast.
     
  8. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    or a saluki...

     
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  9. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    rhodesian ridgeback....visla....recue try rescue groups....



    quote from the owner...

     
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    Australian Cattle Dog. I do foster transportations for ACD's making their way up the east coast. So they might be fairly easy to find on the west coast also.
     
  11. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    for trails I would go for a lab mix.

    my lab mix is the best trail dog....as long as we are hiking. she sticks to the trail, off leash, can be controlled by voice, if she sees hikers coming at us she waits with us, she has a great sense of direction & has lead us back to the truck a couple of times.
     
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    I second the Lab mix trail dog, My dog is a lab/ pointer/ and sheppard and she is the best trail dog. Just make sure they stay with you. Take a little bit of training but I have seen people go out on rides with dogs and they turn into search and rescue missions.

    Or you could be cool like the Atherons and ride with a hawk......

     
  13. DaveW

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    Ima just gonna leave this here.....
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    Also another vote for a Lab mix.
    Mines a Lab/German wire haired pointer cross.
    essentially a stomach that can run.
     
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  15. Randomshot

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    I also vote lab mix

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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    I dunno guys... I've got a couple of chihuahuas that I can barely drop on the descents, and they're good for 6-8 miles or so.
     
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    Litmus test to determine if skills classes are needed..... Can I drop a Chihuahua on a descent?
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Not these hooligans... they're like 3% body fat, not very tasty I suspect.

    Don't kid yourself... they're pretty fast.
     
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    I have the worst trail dog in the world...she simply won't go. Sits under my truck until I get back.
    Smart, furry, and lazy.
     
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    I mean, it's not like I'm gonna strap an iPhone to them and run them down a Strava segment...
     
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  24. jackalope

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    Anyway, another vote for a lab mix, which in this case is a lab/corgy combo. Mutha fucka can roll, and is one of the most athletic dogs I've ever seen as evidenced by him (somewhat inadvertently) sending a sizeable gap jump while following me. And yeah, like his old man, he's all about skipping the lander and going to flat. His only main vices are a penchant for dick punching my friends (@SuboptimusPrime will vigorously attest to this) and needing to get some solid exercise everyday, else there can be a child's toy mauled in protest.


     
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    A rescue is the right thing to do. Any kind of reasonably athletic, reasonably smart, medium-sized pooch will work. Aussie cattle dogs, border collies, and lab mixes are great. Preferable to get something lean and light. Be careful about getting something big and heavy. Serious trail use will destroy their hips and other joints, which can shorten lifespan and, in any case, make for some pretty rough later years.
     
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    jackalope Mental acuity - 1%

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    The perfect companion for the guy who drives his Tesla to the trail to ride his e-bike, then goes home to spend time with his e-GF

     
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